Here's some pictures of my crabs. The crabitat is a 10 gallon and is pretty boring and sparsely decorated, so I'll post some pictures when it's cooler looking and spiced up a bit when the next pay check rolls in. I know that painted shell is horrid. It's chipping too, the poor guy. This is my male. I was originally calling my crabs Mr. Krabs (this guy) and Sebastion (the next one), but it appears the one in the green shell is female. The one in that horrid shell is male. Names ideas??? Now for the shots! This is the male. How can I get him to change shells? I have several offered for him, but no luck as of yet. How long did it take for your guys to switch? This is the female. Is her shell safe? Is it considered painted? She does have some other shells to choose from and so does my male. It doesn't seem like it was painted. It just looks like it was polished via dremmel (sp?) to reveal the colors more.